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Ex-Westboro Baptist Church Member Now Attends Synagogue

Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper have had an emotional journey since 2012, when they left the hate-filled Westboro Baptist "Church" founded by their grand...

Michael McLaughlin

The Biggest, Baddest Bigots Of 2013 | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

The radical right, which was was infused with vim and vigor by President Obama's election, experienced its "first significant decrease" in 2013 since ...

After Years of Increases, Decline In Hate and Anti-Government Groups May Still Be Bad News

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

While there is good news in a reduction in the number of hate groups, those that remain may very well be more dangerous as a sustained core of more radicalized adherents sticks around.

Russians Mark the Anniversary of a Moscow Double-Murder

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Debates over identity, ethnicity, and nationalism are extremely divisive in today's Russia. It's a key issue facing the country, and whoever wins the struggle in the question on nationalism will go on to challenge the Kremlin's status quo.

Ex-White Supremacist Gives Moving Tribute To Black Teen Who Showed You Can't Fight Hate With Hate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Arno Michaelis was once a thriving member of the Neo-Nazi movement. He participated in white supremacist rallies, was a fervent supporter of what he c...

Westboro Baptists' Sickening Plan For Paul Walker's Funeral

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Westboro Baptist 'Church' will be picketing Paul Walker's funeral, because harassing grieving people is just part of their creed. After the 'Fast ...

Westboro Baptists To Picket World Series And 'Worship Of Baseball'

Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

America's least favorite 'church' is at it again, as the Westboro Baptist Church put out a press release on Sunday announcing their intent to picket g...

What Trolls Are Doing to Our Politics, Our Culture... Our Brains

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Maybe, if society turns against this bilious, brain-battering behavior, we'll ever-so-slowly advance to a less hate-filled, poop-throwing cultural community. Despite that distant, negative holler -- "Nah, that'll never happen" -- I maintain it would be delightful if it did.

One Year After Oak Creek: Changing America's Racial Landscape

Deepa Iyer | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime
Deepa Iyer

In the wake of the tragedy on August 5, 2012, when a gunman stormed into the gurdwara and killed six people, Sikh Americans around the country asked: "What do I tell my children?" and "How do I protect them?"

Invitations To Join KKK Delivered To Colo. Neighborhood

Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver

Several Colorado Springs-area residents received an alarming piece of mail on Sunday -- invitations to join the Ku Klux Klan. The Gazette reported ...

Crowdfunding Hate: Indiegogo Profits From Anti-Muslim Campaign

Nathan Lean | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Among those partaking in Indiegogo's services is the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. They are using the platform to raise money for another batch of anti-Muslim ads.

Attack of the Cookie Monsters!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.18.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

With a whopping 36 percent of Republicans now saying that it's the people in their own party who are the bad guys, it's getting awfully hard for conservatives to know who to hiss at.

Janell Ross

Anti-Government 'Patriot' Groups Surge With Obama Hatred | Janell Ross | Posted 03.08.2013 | Black Voices

The number of anti-government “patriot” groups, including paramilitary hate organizations, reached an all-time high in 2012, fanned by President B...

'The Immigrants Are Coming, The Immigrants Are Coming!' -- Nativism Driving Immigration Reform Debate?

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 04.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Who cares about the details? If you call it "reform" then "reform" it will be. After all, the main goal is not really to reform the system and strengthen the rights of 11 million people.

WATCH: Fighting NYC's Anti-Muslim Ads

Posted 01.16.2013 | New York

There's a new campaign to fight back against a series of anti-Muslim subway ads in New York City. Akiva Freidlin has launched a project, currentl...

Activists Mobilize Around Catholic 'Hate Group' Petition On White House Website

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The White House's novel online system for allowing citizens to petition the administration on any numb...

Who Are You Calling A Jihadist?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Jihad, Jihadi, jihadist, even -- most ridiculous of all -- counter-jihadist. These labels are used by laypeople and journalists alike, often using jihad as a synonym for "any violence undertaken by Muslims." So what does jihad really mean?

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member: I Don't Know If WBC Should Be Labeled Hate Group

Posted 12.23.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Nate Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church's founder Fred Phelps, appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss the controversial organization's...

Christian Group Protests Anti-Bullying Day At Schools, Claims It Promotes Homosexual Agenda

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

A conservative evangelical group is encouraging parents to boycott “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” on Oct. 30 by keeping their children home from school....

Michelangelo Signorile

Romney Surrogate John Sununu Claims Gay Marriage Is Too 'Complicated' To Discuss | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The outspoken and often combative former New Hampshire governor and Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu is rarely at a loss for words while discussing t...

Is This Really Just 'Mainstream Christian Advocacy'?

Zinnia Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zinnia Jones

In asking us not to call this hateful, Dana Milbank is asking us to accept people wanting us demonized, detained, deported, and dead as a normal part of American political and religious life. We're the ones being told that we must tolerate this as a simple difference of opinion.

Is It Christian To Be Anti-Gay?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.

An Open Letter To Tony Perkins Of The Family Research Council: Let's Talk About Hate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my post last week, I stated that no one should be exploiting the tragic FRC shooting for political gain. That's why I and many others are greatly disappointed by the press conference you held last week, and I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to have a public discussion with me about hate.

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supp...

Hate on Social Media Against President Obama Soars

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As the closely contested 2012 presidential election further heats up, more groups will skirt the social media censors and ratchet up their hate filled vitriol on their sites. They'll pawn it off as poking fun and satire at Obama, and minorities. And for the most part they'll get away with it.